The average working life has changed dramatically over the years, with more and more people attempting to find a balance between their personal lives and their work. According to TUC, working from home has increased by a fifth over the last decade. With this in mind, it is therefore more important than ever for businesses to have a system in place to provide their employees with the opportunity to work remotely.
Being able to work from home is great for your employees, but it’s also important to note that flexibility within the workplace can also help your business, as it’s been proven to aid worker efficiency. With the possibility of an increase in productivity, many businesses are now looking towards the benefits cloud technology can offer.
Cloud computing can provide your business with access to a network of remote servers hosted on the internet, enabling you to store and manage your business’ data seamlessly. No matter where your location may be, so long as there’s an internet connection, data can be accessed and work can be done. Cloud computing can also reduce spending on hardware purchases and maintenance, with security and software updates usually being automatic.
Whilst it may seem a tad risky to leave employees to their own devices, if you have a reliable and self-motivated team, cloud computing could be the perfect fit for you. Ideal for small businesses and start-ups, it can really set you apart from your competitors. With cloud computing, employees can be on opposite sides of the world and still access the same documents, meaning it’s also a great way to keep track of who’s doing what.
So why aren’t more businesses adopting this approach? Although it was previously suggested that security was the principal reason behind businesses not embracing the cloud, a 2017 survey by RightScale suggests the main concerns are now a tie between expertise, security and spend.
Ultimately, if you are looking at incorporating the cloud into your business and its computing system, it’s important that you do your research first.
At SA1 Solutions, we understand that businesses have limited time to look into new computing systems, which is why our IT experts are on hand to help. We can advise you on how to make your business flexible, innovative and ahead of the competition. So while we take care of the infrastructure and on-gong maintenance of your IT and communication systems, you can carry on with your work as usual - wherever you and your employees may be.